TEEKS, A VIDEO ESSAY (2021): Soul star rising

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TEEKS, A VIDEO ESSAY (2021): Soul star rising
If there is one long-awaited debut album from a New Zealand artist it is that by Teeks – Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi (Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Ranginui) – whose 2017 debut EP The Grapefruit Skies announced a major talent.

His writing and vocal style brought together gospel language (Wash Over Me) and classic Sixties soul (If Only, Never Be Apart) .

You believed every word he sang and he went on to win awards and acclaim.

His debut album Something to Feel – released on Friday March 26 – however has arrived in parts: Eight of the songs were released on two EPs (I and II) last year with four more now added.

But it stands as a coherent piece of work.

So here is a short video journey through some of Teeks' signpost songs on the way to Something to Feel and we end with the promo clip for the album (which you can read about here)

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Wash Over Me

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Never Be Apart

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If Only

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Without You

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Interview

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Remember Me

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Something to Feel album promo

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